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Exhibition now open at the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

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HESTER COX: ARTIST’S IMPRESSION
A Printmaker’s Response to the Vale of York Viking Hoard

Hester was supported by Chrysalis Arts as part of the Extending Practice/Celebrating Place scheme, designed to encourage the career development of North Yorkshire’s visual artists. This enabled Hester to gain privileged access to the Hoard at the Yorkshire Museum and the British Museum.

Hester has created a new set of prints inspired by the Hoard. She said, ‘My printmaking always involves layering, and I like the idea that my work offers a starting point for different stories. I think that the Vale of York Hoard does the same thing.’

Her work is on display alongside the treasure.

At The Mercer Gallery
Swan Road
Harrogate
HG1 2SA

The gallery is open:
Tues to Sat 10am - 5pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm (closes 4pm November-March)
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.
Also closed 24-26 December and 1 January

Entry is free.